Do you ever have enough cookbooks?
Do you ever have enough cookbooks? When you want another one where do you look? Amazon, Ebay, local bookstore?
My mothers life has revolved around cooking. We are downsizing her to move into a smaller place and I need to find new homes for some of her books...about 300. Where do you typically shop?
Personally, I'm not a fan of cookbooks... they don't have the lovely photographs that draw me to try something new. That said, I have stacks and stacks and stacks of cooking magazines-- primarily Cooking Light and Bon Appetit, with the occasional Gourmet and Food + Wine.
So yes, I do have enough cookbooks-- Harold McGee's compendium, plus Sherry Yard's dessert cookbook that I use as a coffee table book.
I get lots from ebay, overstock and amazon. And I get some from local shops. I met someone who had a strict limit on her cookbook collection. If she got a new book, an old one had to go. She said it was the only way to keep the collection within reason. I haven't reached that point yet, my books just swamp everything.
I've decided my cookbook collection would take more space than I could afford so I've kept to the basics and then if I need something special, I go to the internet. I have bought special editions of used books from alibris.com (books that I used to have and decided I couldn't live without). Alibris is a great resource for used books to both buy and sell.